Like all short tracks in 2020, Montgomery Motor Speedway has had to fly by the seat of its pants this summer and fall in regards to scheduling races. Now after a shortened, but impressive smattering of races, the season will now draw to a close on Saturday, November 7.
The Show Me the Money Pro Late Models will head up the Alabama State Championship, with the championship being decided between the two race winners on the year: 2020 Alabama 200 winner Jake Garcia and points leader Christopher Tullis.
It is a showdown that many who frequent Montgomery were skeptical about during the height of the worldwide shutdown back in the spring. Even track General Manager Stan Narrison had his thoughts, but he’s glad to have had the opportunity to host an actual season which will soon have proper ending.
“We never knew if we were going to get to this point, finishing up a championship for the Show Me the Money Pro Late Models, and also our local Street Stock division,” Narrison said. “This is the longest I’ve carried a points battle to try and get races in. So, I appreciate the teams all hanging in there and being part of it. I think we’re going to have some great racing next weekend.”
Narrison is also thankful for the continued participation of the teams, the dedication of the staff, and of course the patronage of Montgomery’s loyal race fans.
“They’ve been great, crowds have been good this year, the racers have put on good shows, and have enjoyed having them in the stands. A lot of the fun things we usually do, unfortunately we didn’t do this year; contests for the kids, and different activities with fan interaction. But, we hope to have it back next year and we can continue getting back to normal.”
Not only will the fans be treated to 100 laps of Show Me the Money Pro Late Model racing, they will also see a Street Stock title fight be decided over 40 laps. Throw in a special one-off appearance for the Pro Trucks, also for 40 laps, and you have a trifecta of on-track fireworks sure to wow the crowd.
Race fans from across the globe can also get a look at the Alabama State Championship on Saturday, November 7 with their Speed51.TV subscription, with the day’s racing being broadcast live.
-Story by: Connor Sullivan, Speed51 Northeast Editor – Twitter: @Connor51CT
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